About Me

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Back in my hometown of Jonesboro., Arkansas, United States
My name is Dimitri Harris and I have been building frames for over 9 years now. I learned the basics after spending two weeks with Koichi Yamaguchi. He is one of the most interesting people I have ever met and I am thankful to have worked with him. Since then I have just been building one frame after another and learning as much as possible along the way. I build steel fillet-brazed frames that go by the name of MEECH, which is an old nickname that I have had since I was a kid. I build mostly cyclocross frames because I love their versatility however I also do road,single-speed, and mountain bikes as well. Custom frames start around $1400. All the frames are handmade by me here in Jonesboro, Arkansas. I am insured and guarantee all of my work so if you are in the market for a custom steel frame I would be glad to build it for you. I am also building frames from carbon fiber so if you would like to ride a prototype frame give me a shout. Thanks for stopping by. You can email me at meech151@hotmail.com or call (870)897-6703 or visit www.meechcustombicycles.com Thanks.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Branton's Handmade 'Cross Machine

Fresh outta Ace's paint booth.

"Loaded like a freight train, flying like an aeroplane,
feeling like a spacebrain one more time tonight....."  Remember that?
"...well its a lean machine, 
don't need no gasoline,
you got some legs for a motor,
now go make it scream."
Ok, I made that part up.  Axl's version is probably a little better than mine.

This is the first time I have used the Ritchey seat topper.  We measured Branton's preferred saddle height to the millimeter so the cap sits all the way down on the seat tube, however spacers could be made to raise the saddle and if you need to lower it theres plenty of seat tube to trim.

Custom front brake cable stop brazed into the fork. Brake chatter be gone.  Check out the down tube shifter stops for speed dialing purposes.

Who doesn't like a sexy rear end?

What goes in.....

...must come out.

The forks can also act as a crane to move random logs that clutter the trail.

A little extra chain ring clearance was needed so we added that.  The grass is actually reflecting off the paint like a mirror.  Whats that decal say?  You know it, "Handmade in Arkansas"
You want to know whats under this little orange circle don't you?  Its driving you crazy isn't it? Only one person knows whats behind this and they're not gonna tell you.  Hahaha!  Its killing you isn't it?  You just have to know don't you?  Your not gonna be able to sleep until you know whats behind this secret orange circle.  You're going crazy because of this aren't you?  You could end up in asylum all because of this little orange circle. Good luck in there.  Because of this orange circle you didn't even notice the custom rear brake cable stop did you?  You wanna know don't you?  Nope, I'm still not gonna tell you.
After all the work that goes into making these fillets smooth it would be a shame not to show 'em off a little.  Mucho filing and sanding.

Paul liked the color choices that Branton chose.  When its sunny the metallic charcoal looks more like a silver and when its cloudy its got more of a smokey look to it.

I love this.

MEECH Custom Bicycles
Handmade Machines
Mountain Home, Arkansas


  1. Great job fellas. I love this thing already and I have not even thrown a leg over it. I can't wait to though.

  2. Thanks Branton. Working with you on this project was super-easy and pure fun.